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Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Town Clerk to retire after 36 years

After 36 years with the Town of Waxhaw, Bonnie McManus will retire in September from being the town clerk

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Preliminary injunction denied

Superior Court Judge Lucy Inman denied the motion for a preliminary injunction against the redistricting plan Wednesday. 


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Boggs Paving official pleads guilty to federal charges

Kevin Hicks, 43, of Monroe, and former Boggs Paving CFO was charged last year with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Department of Transportation and one count money laundering conspiracy after an investigation by the FBI, USDOT and the Internal Revenue Service.
Hicks is one of the eight defendants charged in relation to a $87 million fraud scheme involving government-funded construction projects. Hicks pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and one count of money laundering conspiracy.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

Monroe gets Main Street designation

The N.C. Department of Commerce, Office of Urban Development has announced that 20 North Carolina communities have achieved accreditation from the National Main Street Center for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs, which have demonstrated exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach.


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Jul. 22, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Monroe hosting 8-team event in 2015

Monroe, Weddington, Porter Ridge and Cuthbertson will play four teams from outside Union County in a two-day event slated for September of 2015. The Redhawks' administration is hoping to make it an annual event.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

Crowder gets vote for preseason ACC player of year

Former Monroe High star Jamison Crowder enters his senior season at Duke with 198 career catches. Crowder was one of five players who received at least one vote for preseason player of the year in the league.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

Panthers hosting Fan Fest on Friday

The Carolina Panthers will kick off their preseason training camp at Bank of America Stadium with a Fan Fest on Friday starting at 6:30 before heading to Wofford College on Saturday.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Jenkins moving to LB for Warriors' loaded 'D'

Weddington High allowed a county-low 9.4 points per game last season, helping the Warriors win a school-record 11 games. Senior Jack Jenkins is one of the six returning starters on Weddington's defense, and he says the unit can be just as good, if not better, in 2014.


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Jun. 24, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Anniversary gift: my favorite recipes

And here we come full circle, fellow foodies. I began writing this column one year ago this week. My goals: To learn more about cooking and to share my education with you.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Tangles Knitting on Main is business of month

The 4th of July Parade was wonderful.  It was fun! 


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Fresh garlic is harvested in June

Each season we have the opportunity to experience the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally grown items that we only have available in dried, frozen or canned form or that has travelled across countries and continents in the off-season. Now is the time of year to discover the true taste of garlic that is fresh.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

How to make liquid organic fertilizer


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Kielbasa, it is Polish for sausage

Kielbasa is a wonderful food. It’s reasonably priced and good all year round. It adds a depth of flavor to many dishes and doesn’t have to be the centerpiece of the meal to make a great contribution.


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Jul. 05, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Letters to the Editor

  Medicare bidding system is broken

Congress has done little good

When words and intent diverge

 America may die very soon

What are lawmakers thinking?


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.